Russ Urban is Principal and Managing Partner for Electra America Hospitality Group. A hospitality professional with over 40 years of U.S., global institutional, and entrepreneurial experience, Russ has served in leadership roles for multiple owner/operators including HEI, High and Lowe, and Marriott. He also founded his own hotel ventures, including Hotel Partners.
Russ has extensive expertise in resort, urban and suburban hotel asset acquisition, and development/renovation, including site selection, entitlements, financing, pre-construction, architectural design, construction, lease negotiations, and historic tax credits. Other areas of expertise include talent acquisition and development, collaborative decision-making, culture building, and results-driven financial accountability.